As part of the 70th Anniversary celebration in Paris, an academic conference was organized at La Sorbonne University's prestigious Louis Liard Hall on Friday 22 November. The conference began with a welcome speech by IPSA President Marianne Kneuer who emphasized the creation of IPSA in the immediate postwar years under the aegis of UNESCO by four founding national political science associations: Canada, France, India and the United States. Prof. Kneuer also highlighted IPSA’s mission, major accomplishments, publications, past World Congresses and objectives. In his speech, John Crowley, Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight in the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences, stressed UNESCO’s role in the creation of IPSA and detailed the longstanding relationship between UNESCO and IPSA. Québec Delegate General in Paris, Michèle Boisvert, talked about the establishment of the IPSA Secretariat in Montréal in 2006 and underlined Québec government’s policy support to IPSA and other international organizations.